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Title: Needlescopic or minisite cholecystectomy
Authors: Ngoi, S.S. 
Goh, P. 
Kok, K.
Kum, C.K. 
Cheah, W.K. 
Keywords: Gallstone disease
Minisite cholecystectomy
Needlescopic cholecystectomy
Issue Date: Mar-1999
Citation: Ngoi, S.S., Goh, P., Kok, K., Kum, C.K., Cheah, W.K. (1999-03). Needlescopic or minisite cholecystectomy. Surgical Endoscopy 13 (3) : 303-305. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Needlescopic or minisite cholecystectomy is laparoscopic cholecystectomy done through tiny ports from 1.4 mm to 3 mm in size. This refinement of conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy reduces further the invasiveness of the operation and gives an improved cosmetic effect. This series describes the result of 36 needlescopic cholecystectomies done between February 1996 and April 1997. Patients with acute cholecystitis were excluded. There were two conversions to conventional laparoscopic surgery and no conversions to open surgery. Thirty-four patients were successfully treated by this technique. Analgesic consumption and cosmetic result was superior compared to a previous published series of conventionally done cases in the same department.
Source Title: Surgical Endoscopy
ISSN: 09302794
DOI: 10.1007/s004649900971
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